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Published 2001 | Published
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Onset of Solar Modulation in the Outer Heliosphere as Seen in Anomalous Cosmic Rays


We examine intensities and gradients of anomalous cosmic rays determined from observations on the Voyager 1 and 2 spacecraft to study the rapid increase in solar modulation that begins near mid-2000. We suggest that these effects are due to the arrival in the region of the spacecraft of complex magnetic field topologies associated with the reversal of the Sun's magnetic field.

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© Copernicus GmbH. Provided by the NASA Astrophysics Data System. Th.is work was supported by NASA under contract NAS7-918. We thank the Wilcox Solar Observatory for the heliospheric Lill values and coronal field maps (lmp://quake.stanford.edu/ wso/wso.html ). We thank the MIT Space Plasma Group for supplying the daily averaged IMP-8 solar wind speeds (ftp://space.mit.edu/pub/plasma/imp/www/imp.html). We thank the ACE/SWEPAM team for supplying lhe ACE solar wind speeds (http://www.srl .cal tech.edu/ ACE/ ASC/level2/index.html).

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